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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Carriere, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Carriere and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Carriere:
    • 30.616857, -89.652565
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Carriere
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Carriere ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Bush [Saint Tammany Parish]
  • Center [Hancock County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center
    • Center [Hancock County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Carriere
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Center have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Centre [Pearl River County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centre
    • Centre [Pearl River County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Carriere
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centre have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Crossroads [Pearl River County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossroads
    • Crossroads [Pearl River County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Carriere
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossroads
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    • Derby [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derby
      • Derby [Pearl River County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Carriere
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derby have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derby
    • Flat Top [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Top
      • Flat Top [Hancock County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Carriere
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Top have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Top
    • Industrial [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Industrial
      • Industrial [Pearl River County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Carriere
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Industrial have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Industrial
    • Juniper Grove [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juniper Grove
      • Juniper Grove [Pearl River County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Carriere
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Juniper Grove
    • Leetown [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leetown
      • Leetown [Hancock County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Carriere
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leetown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leetown
    • Palestine [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palestine
      • Palestine [Pearl River County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Carriere
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palestine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
    • Riceville [Pearl River County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riceville
      • Riceville [Pearl River County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Carriere
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riceville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Carriere. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Tony Canzoneri     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Slidell (Louisiana) on Friday November 6, 1908 and died in Staten Island (New York) on Wednesday December 9, 1959 at the age of 51. He is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Slidell is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Carriere.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tony Canzoneri<4>
    • Emile Meyer     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Thursday August 18, 1910 and died in Covington (Louisiana) on Thursday March 19, 1987 at the age of 76. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • Covington is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Carriere.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Emile Meyer<4>

How Far From Carriere to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Carriere to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Carriere and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Poplarville, which is the Seat of Pearl River County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Carriere to Poplarville, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 120 miles [193.1 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 914 miles [1,470.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 52 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,811 miles [10,961.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,517 miles [12,097.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,394 miles [8,680.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Pearl River County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Carriere. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Pearl River County: www.pearlrivercounty.net/

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Carriere) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carriere. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6169, Longitude: -89.6526       In this case, the coordinates for Carriere have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<6>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Carriere to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.145 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.595 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.956 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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